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There are 8 ways to get from Lisbon to Tarifa by bus, train, car, plane or car ferry

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Bus  •  11h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Vila Real S Antonio
  2. Take the bus from Vila Real Santo Antonio to Prado Seville
  3. Take the bus from Seville to Tarifa 309

44€ - 63€

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Train, bus  •  11h 25m

  1. Take the train from Lisboa - Entrecampos to Faro Ic
  2. Take the bus from Faro to Seville
  3. Take the bus from Seville to Tarifa 309

54€ - 81€

Drive  •  6h 25m

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Tarifa 665 km

75€ - 120€

Fly to Tangier, car ferry  •  5h 56m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Tangier (TNG) LIS - TNG
  2. Take the car ferry from Tangier to Tarifa

121€ - 285€

Fly to Sevilla, bus  •  8h 14m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Sevilla (SVQ) LIS - SVQ
  2. Take the bus from Seville to Tarifa

59€ - 176€

Fly to Malaga, bus  •  7h 52m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Malaga (AGP) LIS - AGP
  2. Take the bus from Marbella to Tarifa

44€ - 166€

Fly to Faro, bus  •  9h 52m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Faro (FAO) LIS - FAO
  2. Take the bus from Faro Airport to Seville
  3. Take the bus from Seville to Tarifa

84€ - 277€

Fly to Jerez, bus  •  11h 13m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Jerez (XRY) LIS - XRY
  2. Take the bus from Puerto de Santa María to Tarifa

66€ - 246€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Tarifa is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Tarifa is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Tarifa is 1.5 metres.

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The cost-effective way to get from Lisbon to Tarifa is to bus, which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 11h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Tarifa is to fly and car ferry which costs 120€ - 290€ and takes 5h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lisbon to Tarifa. However, there are services departing from Lisboa Sete Rios and arriving at Tarifa via Vila Real Santo Antonio and Seville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 20m.

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The distance between Lisbon and Tarifa is 433 km. The road distance is 665 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Tarifa without a car is to bus which takes 11h 20m and costs 40€ - 65€.

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It takes approximately 11h 20m to get from Lisbon to Tarifa, including transfers.

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Lisbon to Tarifa bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, depart from Lisboa Sete Rios station.

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Tangier Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Lisbon to Tarifa bus services, operated by Transportes Comes, arrive at Tarifa station.

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Tarifa is 1h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 9:05 AM in Lisbon and 10:05 AM in Tarifa.

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  • Distance: 432.9 km
  • Duration: 11h 20m

What companies run services between Lisbon, Portugal and Tarifa, Andalusia, Spain?

You can take a bus from Lisbon to Tarifa via Vila Real Santo Antonio and Seville in around 11h 20m.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 800€
Flights from Lisbon to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 210€
Flights from Lisbon to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 280€
Flights from Lisbon to Faro
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 250€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Jerez via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 320€
Flights from Lisbon to Jerez via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 240€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Faro
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 250€
Flights from Lisbon to Jerez via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 900€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
26€ - 130€
Flights from Lisbon to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
25€ - 150€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lisbon to Jerez via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 320€
Train operators
Comboios De Portugal

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal that spans over 2700km, with trains split into three main types: regional, urban and intercity trains; international and domestic high-speed trains; and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto – these connect to trains in Portugal's cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h. You can book train tickets up to 60 days in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Lisboa - Entrecampos to Faro
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
21€ - 30€
Bus operators
Rede Expressos

Rede Nacional de Expressos is a cheap and convenient way to get around the country. In business since 1995, Portugal’s biggest bus operator services villages and cities across the country. Tickets can be purchased up to 30 days before the date of travel, with discounted fares available via their free RFLEX Card. Most coaches have WiFi and power sockets.

Contact Details
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Vila Real S Antonio
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Schedules at
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Bus from Vila Real Santo Antonio to Prado Seville
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
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Bus from Faro to Seville
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
12€ - 24€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Faro Airport to Seville
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
12€ - 23€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
RenEX
Phone
+351 707 223 344
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Vila Real S Antonio
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
RenEX
Transportes Comes
Phone
956 291 168
Email
comercial@tgcomes.es
Website
tgcomes.es
Bus from Seville to Tarifa
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
19€ - 26€
Schedules at
tgcomes.es
Bus from Marbella to Tarifa
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Schedules at
tgcomes.es
Ferry operators
Inter Shipping
Phone
+34 956 68 47 29
Email
info@intershipping.es
Website
intershipping.es
Car ferry from Tangier to Tarifa
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
38€
Website
Inter Shipping

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Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to Tarifa is 665 km. It takes approximately 6h 25m to drive from Lisbon to Tarifa.

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TAP Portugal offers flights from Lisbon Airport to Tangier Airport.

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There are 240+ hotels available in Tarifa. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Lisbon Airport is to subway which takes 17 min and costs 1€ - 6€.

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